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BACKGROUND Postoperative mortality after some types of cancer surgery is inversely related to the number of operations performed at a hospital (i.e., hospital volume). This study assessed the association of hospital volume with colostomy rates and survival for patients with rectal cancer in a large representative cohort identified from the California Cancer(More)
PURPOSE Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) survivors are known to be at substantially increased risk of solid cancers (SC). However, no investigation has used multivariate modeling to estimate the relative risk (RR), excess absolute risk (EAR), and cumulative incidence for specific attained ages and ages at HL diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified 18,862(More)
PURPOSE Solitary plasmacytoma (SP) is a rare presentation of plasma cell neoplasms. In contrast to multiple myeloma, long-term disease-free survival and cure is possible following local radiotherapy (RT), particularly for soft tissue presentations. In this study, we attempt to identify factors that predict for local failure, progression to multiple myeloma,(More)
PURPOSE To describe the patterns of follow-up care provided to a population-based cohort of breast cancer survivors, and to assess factors associated with adherence to guidelines on follow-up care. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective longitudinal study of all women with surgically treated breast cancer who were without evidence of(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to evaluate the long-term outcomes in patients with stage IE and IIE mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas treated with involved field radiotherapy (RT). METHODS Between 1989 and 2004, 192 patients with stage I and II MALT lymphomas were treated. The report focuses on 167 patients who received RT. The(More)
Although ABVD (doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, dacarbazine) chemotherapy is infrequently associated with premature amenorrhea, little is known about the success rate of women attempting pregnancy following ABVD. In the present study females treated for HL with ABVD chemotherapy without pelvic radiation therapy (RT) and who were alive without relapse >(More)
PURPOSE Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is a distinct disease with specific clinical and pathologic features that may affect diverse organs. We analyzed our recent experience with Stage I/II MALT lymphoma presenting in the stomach and other organs to assess the outcome following involved field radiation therapy (RT). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Female survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) treated with supradiaphragmatic radiation therapy (SRT) are at increased risk of breast cancer (BC), but there is little data on the optimal screening strategy. PATIENT AND METHODS We report a prospective surveillance study of women treated for HL with SRT before age 30 participating in a high-risk(More)
The treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the success stories of modern medicine. There is a unified pathologic classification schema, a noninvasive staging evaluation and an increasingly sophisticated approach to therapy with risk and response adapted therapies in pediatric and adult patient populations. Survival rates have continued to improve while(More)
PURPOSE To compare characteristics and outcomes of breast cancer in women with and without a history of radiation therapy (RT) for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). PATIENTS AND METHODS Women with breast cancer diagnosed from 1980 to 2006 after RT for HL were identified from eight North American hospitals and were matched three-to-one with patients with sporadic(More)